Scar 痕, 2016
Ink on gauze bandages 紗布、水墨
30 x 20 cm；42 x 106 cm；20 x 52 cm；20 x 52 cm
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Zhang Yanzi’s artworks “Sanctuary” and “Scar” are inspired by a museum collection of a delivery bed that was used during labor years ago. Using the delivery bed as a prototype,...
Zhang Yanzi’s artworks “Sanctuary” and “Scar” are inspired by a museum collection of a delivery bed that was used during labor years ago. Using the delivery bed as a prototype, Zhang expresses her respect and admiration for woman’s endurance of pain during childbirth through these artworks. A variety of herbal plants were depicted on each piece of analgesic plaster, fully wrapped around to form the artwork “Sanctuary”. The latest creation differs from the previous one as the images of Buddha are replaced by the drawings of medicinal plants. The artist outlines the medicinal plants skillfully using ink and wash on old-fashioned brown analgesic patches; the presented visual representation of medicinal plants is optically refreshing. The obvious symbolic meanings, together with the holes on the patches, construct a unique sense, easing the strong sentiment aroused by the delivery bed and giving out a certain intimate emotion of psychological comfort.